January 2016 – Cancer News Review

January 11, 2016

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Kimmel Cancer Center director Bill Nelson starts off the new year by discussing prostate cancer screening guidelines, the accessbility of breast cancer care, the genomic sequencing of pediatric cancers, and a new drug for leukemia.

Program notes:

0:18 USPSTF PSA guidelines and prostate cancer
1:20 Hundreds of thousands of diagnoses to save a few lives
2:17 Will mortality rise?
3:20 Rate of PSA rise
4:11 Surgery and survival in breast cancer
5:11 Need to build health systems to reduce inequities
6:01 Germ line mutations in pediatric cancers
7:01 Quirky findings
8:10 New leukemia drug for CLL
9:05 Results were stunning
10:01 End

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